One of the Angel Families in D.C. for a recent event told Rep. Chip Roy that they traveled to the capitol in hopes of persuading President Donald J. Trump not to sign the underwhelming budget bill that would authorize nearly no funds for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
On Twitter, Roy posted that the family flew to D.C. to meet with President Trump and dissuade him from signing any spending bill that would not provide necessary wall funding, but “weren’t given the chance.”
My friends – the Vargas family from San Antonio – who flew to DC w/ Angel families in hopes to see @realDonaldTrump but weren’t given the chance. They lost their son/nephew Jared to an illegal immigrant. They don’t support this bad bill. #JusticeForJared pic.twitter.com/rWSbcvPWM7
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) February 15, 2019
This comes on the heels of Big League Politics reporting that White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney blocked Angel Families from visiting with President Trump today.
The spending bill would require President Trump to clear wall construction in every locality along the border, and would limit the wall to simple steel bollard structures with no concrete wall whatsoever. Additionally, it would prohibit ICE from detaining any illegal immigrants found near an unaccompanied child.
“This bill is an embarrassment – it has little chance to build substantial physical barriers but it will empower cartels to harm migrant children,” said said Roy. “It should be vetoed.”
Roy also revealed that they lost their family member, Jared Vargas, to a horrific murder thought to be committed by an illegal immigrant. Vargas was allegedly murdered in his apartment and then had his body burnt by an illegal immigrant last summer.
My San Antonio reported at the time:
The family notified the authorities about their discovery and then staked out the apartment complex, waiting for any sign of Vargas. On Sunday, around 5 p.m., Chepey and a few other family members left the apartments to get food.
“We were gone for one hour,” she said, eyes moistening.
While they were gone, Esquivel-Garcia allegedly set fire to Vargas’s corpse.
When Chepey and the family returned to the apartments, they saw the firefighters and knew something had gone terribly wrong. They learned a body had been discovered, but it wasn’t until Wednesday, when Vargas was positively identified, that their worst fears had come true.
Vargas had been a college student studying cyber security before his brutal murder. His parents and family now consider themselves an “Angel Family,” a term popularized to describe the loved ones of those murdered by illegal immigrants.
It has been reported that President Trump may sign the spending bill, but is planning to declare a national emergency and use billions of dollars from other funding sources to build the wall without Congress’s approval.
According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump is moments away from signing the troublesome Budget Bill, which grants a small fraction of his requested money for border security, and makes building a wall virtually impossible.
But instead of accepting defeat, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time he signs the bill.
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